Combining Interactive Hierarchy Visualizations in a Web-based Application

Michael Burch, Willem Aerts, Daan Bon, Sean McCarren, Laurent Rothuizen, Olivier Smet, Daan Wöltgens

Abstract

In this paper we describe a web-based tool combining several hierarchy visualization techniques. Those run in a browser and support the communication of hierarchy data that is omnipresent in many application fields like biology, software engineering, sports, or in algorithmic approaches like hierarchical clustering. To this end we provide node-link diagrams, Pythagoras trees, circular, as well as 3D treemaps also called 3D step-trees to give several visual perspectives on the same data and to improve data exploration tasks. The visualizations are interactive and linked, while the tool is available online, making it easily accessible for people all around the world without installing extra software or relying on additional libraries and frameworks. Hierarchy datasets can be uploaded to a server and shared with others. The visualizations were primarily implemented using JavaScript, and more specifically, rendered using the D3.js library. We illustrate the usefulness of the interactive visualization by applying them to the NCBI taxonomy and the Influenza dataset.

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in Harvard Style

Burch M., Aerts W., Bon D., McCarren S., Rothuizen L., Smet O. and Wöltgens D. (2019). Combining Interactive Hierarchy Visualizations in a Web-based Application.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-354-4, pages 191-198. DOI: 10.5220/0007307701910198


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp19,
author={Michael Burch and Willem Aerts and Daan Bon and Sean McCarren and Laurent Rothuizen and Olivier Smet and Daan Wöltgens},
title={Combining Interactive Hierarchy Visualizations in a Web-based Application},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},
year={2019},
pages={191-198},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007307701910198},
isbn={978-989-758-354-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,
TI - Combining Interactive Hierarchy Visualizations in a Web-based Application
SN - 978-989-758-354-4
AU - Burch M.
AU - Aerts W.
AU - Bon D.
AU - McCarren S.
AU - Rothuizen L.
AU - Smet O.
AU - Wöltgens D.
PY - 2019
SP - 191
EP - 198
DO - 10.5220/0007307701910198